Riders of Destiny is a 1933 pre-Code Western musical film starring 26-year-old John Wayne as Singin’ Sandy Saunders, the screen’s second singing cowboy (the first being Ken Maynard in the 1929 film The Wagon Master). It was the first of a series of Lone Star Westerns made for Monogram Pictures by Wayne and director Robert N. Bradbury and the first… Read more →
The Lucky Texan is a 1934 Lonestar Films B-movie Western film featuring John Wayne (five years before his breakthrough appearance in Stagecoach), Barbara Sheldon, Gabby Hayes, and the legendary stuntman and actor Yakima Canutt. It was written and directed by Robert N. Bradbury. The plot concerns Wayne finding gold and making the mistake of trusting the local assayer. It also… Read more →
Blue Steel is a 1934 Pre-Code Western film in which John Wayne plays a U.S. Marshal who is trying to capture the Polka Dot Bandit, who has taken off with $4,000. The film is also sometimes referred to as An Innocent Man or Stolen Goods in the U.S. By Robert N. Bradbury (YouTube: LSyzNxV2ths) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Info.
Angel and the Badman is a 1947 American Western film written and directed by James Edward Grant and starring John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey and Bruce Cabot. The film is about an injured gunfighter who is nursed back to health by a Quaker girl and her family whose way of life influences him and his violent ways. Angel and… Read more →